What Comes after COVID? An Economic Outlook through the Lens of Latin America

Date: Monday, May 17, 2021
Virtual Event

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What Comes after COVID? An Economic Outlook through the Lens of Latin America

Join the GIC College of Central Bankers and the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia as we talk with Latin American finance and business leaders about the economic state of the region and what lies ahead after the pandemic. 

The region’s economy contracted by an estimated 7.4 percent in 2020, according to the International Monetary Fund, and while some level of economic recovery is expected in 2021 and beyond, there’s still quite a bit of uncertainty for these emerging markets.  With two of the region’s largest economies—Argentina and Chile—represented on the panel, this is sure to be a robust discussion about the impact that the pandemic has had throughout the region, and what it might take for Latin America to beat the economic forecasts and projections.

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia’s “Beyond Our Borders: Spotlight Chile” series is presented in cooperation with the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce and the Honorary Consulate of Chile in Philadelphia.

 

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Please email [email protected] for more information on how attendees can receive CE credit from the CFP Board (1 CE credit hour).

Event Location

Date: Monday, May 17, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Virtual Event

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Speakers

José De Gregorio, Ph.D.

José De Gregorio, Ph.D.

Former President of the Central Bank of Chile

José De Gregorio is a Full Professor and Dean of the School of Economics and Business of Universidad de Chile. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, member of the board and financial advisor at several private companies and consultant in international financial organizations.

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Peter A. Gold, Esq.

Peter A. Gold, Esq.

Principal, TheGoldGroup LLC

Peter A. Gold, Esquire is the founder and president of TheGoldGroup, LLC ( www.thegoldgrp.com). The consultancy brings businesses, colleges and universities, governments and not-for-profits together to create value, seize new opportunities, leverage assets, and reduce exposure to the risks created by today’s global economy principally through identifying “high value” initiatives and stakeholders in new institutes, centers of excellence and other initiatives. TheGoldGroup, LLC assists its clients to obtain their individual objectives better, quicker and in a more cost effective and efficient manner.

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Benjamin Leavenworth

Benjamin Leavenworth

Chief Relationship Officer, Afina International

Mr. Leavenworth has over 20 years of professional experience in Latin America, from governmental roles to entrepreneurial ventures and finance. He is a founding partner of Afina and is primarily focused on managing and developing the firm’s relationships. Mr. Leavenworth also serves as Honorary Consul of Chile in Philadelphia with a jurisdiction that includes the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey.

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Alfonso Prat-Gay

Alfonso Prat-Gay

Former President of the Central Bank of Argentina

Alfonso Prat-Gay was Minister of Treasury and Finance of Argentina from 2015 until 2016. Previously, he was a member of Congress (2009-2013), and president of the Central Bank of Argentina (2002-2004).

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Lauren Swartz

Lauren Swartz

President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

Joining in 2020, Lauren leads the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia as President and CEO, the 7th in the organization's more than 70-year history as one of the nation’s leading educational organizations on public and international affairs. Previously, Lauren was Deputy Commerce Director of International Business & Global Strategy for the City of Philadelphia.

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